Why there’s nowhere better to look up than Britain – plus the best stargazing locations on home soil

Posted on March 17, 2019 by Admin under Father Sky - Mother Earth


Almost certain extinction’: 1,200 species under severe threat across world

Posted on March 13, 2019 by Admin under Crime & Corruption, Father Sky - Mother Earth, Living With The Earth, Protection

Scientists map out threats faced by thousands of species of birds, mammals and amphibians


Man survives hours at sea – thanks to his jeans

Posted on March 10, 2019 by Admin under Operational Extras

A man has survived more than three hours lost at sea thanks to the buoyancy of his jeans.


British wildlife guide: best places to see and what to spot each month

Posted on March 6, 2019 by Admin under projects, Uncategorized

From White mountain hares to bottlenose dolphins, the UK is home to a wide variety of wildlife.


Grouse estates investigated over heather burning

Posted on February 24, 2019 by Admin under Living With The Earth, Protection

Evidence collected by Friends of the Earth allege estates have continued practice despite voluntary commitments to stop


Guide to frogs and toads: when do they spawn and how to care for them

Posted on January 25, 2019 by Admin under Living With The Earth


January and February is a key time for frogs and toads as they spawn in ponds across Britain. Our expert guide to frogs and toads explains what to look out for and how to care for the amphibians in your garden.

Posted on July 5, 2018 by Admin under Street Photography

Some street photography from 6 years ago all made with an iPhone

Landscape Photographers beware of Hogweed

Posted on June 19, 2018 by Admin under Operational Extras, RED Zone

Giant Hogweed is found in the UK, easily confused with other common plants, but this one burns and blinds – beware


Apple to block common method used by police to access iPhone

Posted on June 14, 2018 by Admin under RED Zone, Uncategorized


Cameras And Lenses What The Best Won’t Do!

Posted on April 23, 2018 by Admin under Documentary Photography, FAQ, Reportage Photography, Street Photography, Tech

I am so tired of hearing about this cameras or lens is better than that lens and “deal breakers” because one body lacks a certain feature over another body, normally a different make and therefore obviously not a fan of the brand anyway

The thing is cameras and lenses today are just so much better than what they were.  Heck, I started out using manual focus only lenses to do sports with and an autowinder that gave two frames a second.
What is lacking today is the skills needed to make the most of the cameras and lenses, as not everything can be photographed in AUTO this or that mode and knowing how to do things manually is a big help for problem-solving and creativity.

Am I happy with my Two-year-old digital cameras and lenses heck yes, and I am lucky that I could afford them but it’s not the camera or lenses, it’s me who creates and I need the camera and lens to get out of the way, not hinder me? If I have one complaint about my camera is there are too many buttons and dials, function buttons that can customize how I want, Focus modes, AF modes, Photometry modes Burst modes to name a few and don’t even let me go into what is in the pages of a menu.  Just once in a while, it would be nice to be able to turn all these off – and go back to being a camera with Shutter speed, ISO dial and of course aperture settings on the lens, what bliss…

In short, the Photograph/Picture should be more important than your camera or lens, think about that…

As exemplified in this video from the ART OF PHOTOGRAPHY

Every famous photograph was made with a camera less advanced than the one you are using now

Ansel Adams didn't have gear as advanced as what we have now. Neither did Henri Cartier-Bresson

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